[IronPython] Mailing list vs. Web discussions on CodePlex

Fuzzyman fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk
Tue Dec 11 10:45:26 CET 2007

Sylvain Hellegouarch wrote:

>Personally I don't think the IP-list has enough volume to justify a 
>split and that would be detrimental.
>If people don't want to subscribe to a list for fear of spam it's fair 
>enough but the list has been working just fine until now and I 
>personally would not pay attention to a forum per se myself.

I agree. I abhor forums and prefer mailing lists.

Michael Foord

>Anyway, just my 2 cents.
>- Sylvain
>Dino Viehland wrote:
>>Just thought I'd collect some opinions here.  Internally we discussed 
>>this sometime ago but never made any decisions and haven't done much 
>>to push this forward...  On CodePlex we have the ability to enable a 
>>discussion forum (which would look like 
>>http://www.codeplex.com/CodePlex/Thread/List.aspx) where people could 
>>post questions, discuss issues, etc...  CodePlex is heavily 
>>RSS-enabled so you could also get RSS feeds to track the discussions 
>>in RSS form.  There've been some requests on the main page 
>>(http://www.codeplex.com/IronPython) and at least one person who 
>>didn't like the mailing list.
>>But obviously we don't want to get rid of the mailing list format - 
>>personally it's the format I prefer (and find the least overhead for 
>>replying).  But I've started to use RSS a lot recently so I can 
>>certainly see the appeal there, and maybe others here do as well...  
>>Overall my own personal worry is that we'll be fragmenting the two 
>>discussions and actually hinder some discussion. 
>>So, thoughts?  Should we:
>>    Very easy:
>>        just open the flood gates on the discussions and everyone can 
>>go where they want - let the search engines sort it out!
>>    vs Requires some work:
>>        open up the RSS feed but setup some thread-propagation-bot?
>>        open up the RSS feed but send out regular digests?
>>    vs the unknown:
>>        something completely different?
>>Users mailing list
>>Users at lists.ironpython.com
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